Our local mission is much the same as the national mission. Although this is a competition, we hold the spirit of knowledge to be our number one priority. We aim to see students of all backgrounds throughout New England gaining appreciation for their infrastructure and those who make it possible. We also want the students to understand the design process and work in teams in a similar way to engineering professionals. We want the students to broaden their perspectives on the way the world works and the ways they may want to contribute to it in the future. Lastly, it is our mission to bring each and every student participating (and their school faculty, parents, mentors, and all involved) a positive learning experience full of fun, teamwork and creativity.
Thank you to everyone for making the 2016 New England Future City Competition such a success! Here is a link to photos of the event: ... more
Josh here again, and I found something else for you to think about!
If you watched through the video I attached last week, you may have kept watching to see this video of the Zabaleen in... more
I'm Josh Hill, a current Civil Engineering student at Stevens Institute of Technology. I want to show you all some ideas to consider when working on your Future City:
This years topic is all to do with your city's waste management system. The video I've linked will help get you brainstorming ways to make sure you don't waste your waste.
The City... more
After a week of heavy snow, including near whitout conditions on the commute to the competition, we persevered and again had a WONDERFUL New England Regional Future City Competition. ... more
It looks like a big competition this year! Please try to come early if possible. The event is based out of the main lobby of the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University (... more
Finally, something to judge! I hope everybody is having fun with the contest so far and really digging into the models and presentations now! And all teachers, mentors, judges that are... more
ThinkFest was amazing, as usual! If you did not make it this year, get it on your calendar as soon as it is announced!
Jamie and Kevin presented for a half hour or so each, and the... more
It was pointed out that there were mistakes on the calendar, and... there were. NOW it should be PERFECT! BUT -- If you find mistakes, please let me know right away! - Reedmore
Get your teams into the system by Halloween. You can still edit the participants, but we need the number of teams for the virtual system.more
October 8th! click on the calendar for details. And meet urban gardeners and farmers on Oct 25 after ThinkFest (2 pm)!more
THINKFEST IS 10/25/14 from 10-1:30 and the FUTURE CITY THINKSESSION is 2-3!!!
REGIONAL FINALS ARE 1/31/15. Registration starts at 8.more
All of New England -- from Old Town to Danbury, from Newport to Burlington, you are ALL INVITED! For Grades 6-8. In school, after-school, out-of-school. Public, private schools... more
Been working on your ideas and want to run them by experts? Want to meet some people who know all about urban farming? Don't miss this free opportunity. In fact, show up at 10 AM... more
Now is a great time to get registered for Future City!
1. You do not need to know the team members at this point. Just get started. Any school or organized... more
This is one of my FAVORITE topics! And I've linked one of my favorite videos (Part 1 -- look for Parts 2 and 3 on YouTube!)
Here is the question...